Columns

Carol Hughes’ column – Day of Mourning takes on urgent tone in pandemic

Every year on April 28th Canadians observe the Day of Mourning to remember those who have become ill, been injured, or even killed at work.  It is often marked by important ceremonies across the riding, including the annual gathering at … Continue reading

Oh, The Lies We Tell… Are Spreading Like A Virus?

You realize the extent to which human beings have a problem with truth when the list of the types of lies we tell totals eight — from error and omission to exaggeration and fabrication with deception, denial, restructuring and minimization … Continue reading

Juicy Roast Chicken

Recipe If you’re like me, you have roasted a chicken one hundred times, and think why do I need a recipe for roast chicken? I thought the same when I saw this recipe, but I always like to try new … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210409

Life is more enjoyable and significantly easier in many ways if you are a glass half full kind of person.  The meaning of the question, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” is a common proverbial phrase that delineates peoples’ outlook … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Volunteerism is the heartbeat of our communities

Volunteer week (April 18-24) will soon be upon us, offering an opportunity to thank those who give freely of themselves to make our communities better by way of a familiar ingredient – effort.  That is what allows so many of … Continue reading

Undergoing The Knife — The Musical

I’m scheduled for an invasive medical procedure next week and although it’s a tad too personal to elaborate on, I just hope the doctor uses something smaller than a 35mm. camera! Also, a flashbulb would be an excellent idea because … Continue reading

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole (Low Carb)

Recipe Thank you to my friend for sharing a family favourite recipe. An easy but delicious, creamy, low carb dinner casserole using basic ingredients. Prep only takes 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for a weekday meal. Can also be served … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210401

Without question, these days of this world pandemic are undoubtedly among the most challenging that some of us have ever seen, or might ever experience in our lifetime.  I cannot begin to list all of the stresses, challenges and obstacles … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Consumers hit as costs go up

The ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week did more than captivate social media.  It created a logjam for goods being shipped through this critical link, which are expected to create global shortages, one of … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s news from the Park for 210326

I’m looking forward to the April constituency week.  I think I’m ready for some time away from Queen’s Park and a break from that long road I travel both ways every weekend.  I’ve always maintained that, far from being a … Continue reading